Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia to visit India with an important delegation

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia to visit India with an important delegation

New Delhi, Delhi, October 19, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- The last quarter for 2011 has an important agenda lined for India and Colombia. As confirmed by the Government of Colombia, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Monica Lanzetta will be on 10 day visit to India along with an important delegation of government and private bodies form various sectors.

The visit starts with inauguration and donation ceremony of The Escopetarra by famous musician Cesar Lopez from Colombia at Gandhi Smriti on October 31, 2011. The following day, on occasion of Delhi International Arts Festival 2011, at the music concert at Stein Auditorium at India Habitat Center, the Vice Minister will be Chief Guest.

On the trade side, Vice Minister along with the delegation, and Ambassador Juan Alfredo Pinto, will be meeting CEO's from most important companies from India, to name few, Hero Honda, GENPACT, Aditya Birla Group, TCS and others in the league over a lunch hosted by Proexport Colombia in India.

On a Bilateral front, Vice Minister Mrs. Lanzetta will be meeting Mr. E. Ahmed, Minister of State for External Affairs of India and Mr. Madhusudan Ganapathi, Secretary West from Ministry of External Affairs of India to facilitate and proceed on the MoUs and Bilateral Agreements signed so far. Also, she will be discussing the agenda of visit of the President of Colombia, Mr. Juan Manuel Santos in the following year.

Apart from the agendas mentioned, Honorable Minister Mrs. Lanzetta will be delivering a lecture on Colombian Foreign Policy towards Asia and the World on November 3rd, 2011 at Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

In addition to this, she will be visiting the most important monuments and historical places in India.

Ambassador Pinto said, the expectations with the visit are to prepare for the visit of the President Santos and to foster growth in trade and reach a target of USD 2 billion. He also said to achieve the target of 30 Indian companies investing in Colombia.

About Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

With a broad knowledge in international politics and world markets, she assumed the post in January 2011, giving the continuity to goals set by the Government of Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, in foreign policy and international commerce.

Professional with Master of Arts in political Science from the University of Andes and a specialization in Negotiation and International Relations from the same university.

Mrs. Lanzetta has a broad experience in the public and private sector; she has also held various positions in ministry of Foreign Affairs as Director General of Special Affairs, Executive Secretary of the Bilateral Border Commission - Brazil, Adviser of the Minister of external Affairs and First Secretary of Colombia in United Kingdom.

Her experience in the diplomatic field and commercial management enables her to contribute to her task a Vice Minster to deepen the insertion of Colombia abroad.

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